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>>> good morning, once again. thank you for joining us. it is 6:00 on this monday morning, september 20. i'm alison starling. we'll have your traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> first we want to tell you some schools in ann arundel county will be closed this morning. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinsey elementary will be closed today because of a broken water pipe. >>> let's check in with meteorologist adam caskey. he's checking in with the latest on a nice monday and tuesday, and then, what, a return to summer? >> yes, we will return to summer-like conditions when it is officially autumn. the first full day of fall is thursday, and at that point we'll be up to 90 degrees. we're in the 60's for the most part. kensington district heights at 66. 85 the high temperature yesterday at reagan national. 7 degrees above average for this time of year. the average high 78. near 80 downtown. look at the record temperature, 94 set back in 1895. local high pressure overhead. that gives us a sinking motion in the atmosphere. just a few high, thin clouds. uppe
. >> reporter: good morning from chicago, jenna. late last night a senior u.s. official confirmed to me that there has really been a ramping up of the drone campaign in the tribal areas of pakistan. the number of strikes is at an all time high since the administration came into office. the intelligence they are getting on the ground is extremely good and they are able to target with extreme levels of accuracy. the groups they are looking at right now are not only al-qaida, the pakistani taliban that was the group that trained the attempted bomber in time square and also the akani network. let's take a look at a map where we can show the people where we are being told the threat is being aimed at right now. there is a heightened state of alert in britain, france, germany as well. specifically when you talk about the french their concern is not only the tribal areas of pakistan for operatives, also north africa, you see algeria, morocco and t u.n. isia. this is the home of aqim that has been on the radar for some time. the question among u.s. intelligence officials and others is whether t
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
virginia and into the carolinas, all associated with what used to be tropical storm the cold. that has dissipated but the moisture is still coming our way. computer models indicate that a lot of rain will fall between now and friday evening. the red and yellow areas indicate four or 5 inches of rain, especially on the eastern shore and the lower eastern shore were heavy rain is possible. there may be some gusty thunderstorms as well. wind advisories have been posted near the bay. tides are expected to run around 2 feet above normal three the day tomorrow. there may be some minor coastal flooding due to the higher than normal ties until the storm can move out. we will check the complete forecast in a few minutes. >> officials around the state are getting ready for this storm. they say they are urging residents to clean off nearby storm drains to help with any flooding. b.g.e. says to get ready now, just in case you lose power. >> the concern we have is the high wind. that could bring down trees, power lines, and obviously with the heavy canopy that we have today, we already have some gr
on fugitiveefiles in the news feature section. >>> and tell us how your fighting bacc. let us know what you're doing to try and clean up the streett where you liie. give us a call at 410-662-1456. >>> a biker speeding doww 95 gets pulled over, fined, and then charged with wiretapping. coming up, the traffic stop that could determine whether it's3 legal to videotape police officers as they work. >>> and an 8-foottshark pulled out of maryland waters. where it was found, straight %->>> and i'm keith daniels. a tripll shooting in southweet baltimore. a woman is dead. why witnesses believe her husband may have been the -arget. we'll have that storyycoming upp temperatures down this weekend. how low they will go i my skywatch forecast. >>> fox 5 news, thissyear'ss3 winner of eight e >> a woman is killed in a tripleeshooting triggered by a possible dispute over drugs.ú keith daniels live at city police headquarters where police say a lost stash could ery well be the reason hybrid th behind the deadly attack.ú keith? neighborhood tonight talking to3 witnesses, looking for clues. it's a deedly case that
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
about tonight. >>> it was arguably the most contention us race of the election and tonight it is too close to call. greg burn steen is barely ahead with 49% of the vote. incumbent has 47%. it could all come down to the absentee ballots. >> issued a statement saying he's pleased with the way the numbers are trending right now. he's ahead by 5 # 5 votes. the board closed after counting more than 2600 votes that they failed to tally election night. both candidates avoided the media waiting until the final ruts. >> she's still huddling with her advisor and again to look at the totals very carefully as mrs. jess me does in all of her work considers everything very methodically before count. >> reporter: they will start counting them at 10:00 in the morning. >>> how long could that process take? >> well, you know, most of the time it's taken in opening them. it could be maybe 3 or 4 hours. >> reporter: one of the most vocal supporters believe his man will have the edge and is already talking about the changes burn steen will make in the office. >> it's going to be more professionally run.
30 years in prison for a crime they say they never committed. >>> great to have you with us, everybody. just weeks before the midterm elections both republicans and democrats are trying to figure out whether the tea party movement will help or hurt them. there's so much discontent over the economy and high unemployment that americans are telling us in poll after poll that the status quo just won't work any more. in the politco george washington battleground poll only 28% said the country was headed in the right direction. 63% said it was on the wrong track. a brand-new poll out today gives us insights as to how they're feeling about the tea party. chief washington correspondent nora nor norah o'donnell joins me now. tell me what it gives us as we're heading into november. >> it reflects what we've seen in our poll, a lot of americans are fed up with the direction of this country. they don't trust washington. they don't trust big institutions. and they want change. and then you see segments of the voting population that not only want change, but they are mad as hell and that
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
for us at the pentagon. what do we know about the virus and where it might have come from? >> reporter: what we know is that it's called stuxnet, it's a real tongue twister. what we now from the security firm is that 60% of the attacks by this worm have taken police inside iran. iranian officials are now saying that their nuclear facility, the one built by the russians has had technical difficulties as a result of this worm and we know that some of the centrifuges at the main facility in iran where they are enriching highly enriched uranium, it has been slowed down. the begs the question, jon, who is behind this cyber attack. it is a cyber attack. it is likely something that was embedded inc into software and t software, yes semens which is a german company sold a lot of software to the iranians that is used in the nuclear program. the question is, was it germany behind it, israel or was it the united states. the united states has a very sophisticated cyber command out at fort meade. there is a unit that specializes in cyber attacks. so a lot of questions being raised. officially the p
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
with your afro on roller skates doing the bump roll. give it to us. >> the pretenders. you bring your skates in tomorrow. >> that's a deal. hello, everyone. we have today to deal with. a lot of news live from studio 7 at cnn world headquarters. the big stories on this thursday, september 16th, new details on the california pipeline explosion. the owner was going to repair the pipe three times over the last three years but never did. >> it makes me angry because i think they should be more concerned about the people that live around the neighborhoods. >>> and this, almost six centuries after henry viii split from the roman catholic church, great britain gets a visit from the pope. >>> those stories right here right now in the cnn newsroom. up first, this hour, it is the economy. is there anything else? we're following several stories affecting your finances. on the jobs front, a dip in first time unemployment claims, tax cuts and the political debate unfolding on capitol hill. more democrats break with the president, and the housing market, whether have the latest figures on foreclosures. >>>
. they used it as a teaching tool. >> not just in terms of talking to your patience, but also in terms of security around campus. how can we protect ourselves but also maintain integrity? >> you can hear the 9-1-1 call in their entirety on our website, wbaltv.com. fo>> we have some breaking news. police are investigating a deadly family fight involving an aunt and her niece. detectives say the injuries to the aunt were so bad she died at the hospital. police are still investigating. >> police are but a gating a triple stabbing on board the numbers 51 bus. -- investigating a triple stabbing on board the 51 bus. it is right near the mall. if i broke out on the bus. three people were left was tavewith stab wounds. >> there are officers here scheduled for their regular after-school duty. people on the bus or alerting the police. they were able to get the individuals off. >> two were taking to sign a hospital. the third was taken to john's hopkins hospital. >> police released a surveillance video to a identified the victim -- suspect in another stabbing. it is unclear what led up to the vio
of range of the u.s. radar. there is still some grain into the eastern half of maine. the eye of the storm is over nova scotia right now. it is moving to the northeast. sunny skies and a few showers in western new york state. that is about it. no clouds or rain down here, just pleasant conditions as temperatures rise into the 70's. the cows on your holiday weekend forecast coming up. >> role did not come too close to the maryland shore line. >> we got a little bit of rain and some wind. >> i thought it would be a lot worse. i really did. we came down here for vacation and we have come down here for hurricanes before. it did not seem like a big deal. >> it became a big tourist attraction on friday as everyone wanted to get a glimpse. the problem was many were wondering where he was hiding. >> it was not as bad as we thought it was going to be because that is nice. we still get to come out and see mother nature at her best. >> the only rain came in the midafternoon and the highest wind gusts were about 45 miles per hour. letting was limited to the inland areas and beach erosion was minor. >>
morning washington." we are glad you are joining us. i'm alison starling. we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. first, a quick heats up for students in ann arundel county. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinley elementary will be closed due to a broken water pipe. >>> now time for traffic and weather. adam caskey has the first check on the forecast. we had a gorgeous weekend, adam. maybe we can hang on to that. >> high temperatures in the upper 70's yesterday. the average high temperature is 78. we run a little above average. today will be a little cooler and closer to normal. right now we're in the 60's, which is above average for morning temperatures. our average low is 61 at reagan national. 68 in springfield. hamilton 65. culpeper at 65 degrees. temperatures will likely drop a couple more degrees before the sun comes up at 6 cht 54 -- 6:54 a.m. north wind at 5 to 15. we'll drop the humidity throughout the day today. it's 5:01. let's go to lisa. >>> it has been smooth on the outer loop of the beltway. construction barrels should be on the sh
web site and tell us what you think. sound off through facebook, accepted us a tweet at fox baltimore, text the news at 10:00. >>> long tiie maryland senator curryypleads thought uilty to morning. ppince georges county democrat is accused of accepting almost quarttr million dollars from the exchange forrhis influence in annapplis. he was named in an 18 count indictment earlier this month which included charges of bribery and mail fraud. >> senntorrkerry is 73 years old. he has canccr. he has otherraaout seriouu health issues. and as anyooe can well imagine this ii horrible, horrible strain on him. >>reporter: the judge orderrd curry to surrender is passport to federal authorities. trial is expected to take place next summer. >>> questions still remain surrounding the gunman who opened fire t johns hopkiis hospital on thursday. crime and justice reporter joy ii liveeat hopkins and teels us police are still investigating the shootings tonight. lots of questions to be answered. looking for a lot offanswers even a day after the shooting that took place hereeat hhpkins. with t
>> a superbug is now spreading. where it can be found in the u.s. and worries about mutttion. -> and paris hilton kicked out of japan. why immigratioo gave her the boot. >> live, in high definitioo, from wbff tv in ballimore, this -ssfoxx45 news "late edition". >> heelo again, i am jennifer gilbert. >> and i will jeff barndd if you drive in the baltimore area this may come as no >> the area has some of the worst roads in the country. but now a new study reveals what bad roadd areecosting you. jeff abell has the price tagg >> liiten closely. to the sounds of frustration. >> potholes are unrepaired. you have some people that may not see it in the last minute. they shift over and there is an are in poor condition. in tte country..3 >> streets are bumpy and everything. but man it will cost me some money. >>>there is a price to pay for rough roads. forever see the results of all of those bumps in the roads. >> one time this lady hit a pothole and lose control and hit somebody else. >> and cost of repairs is soaring. in fact, the same study by the transportation research groou esti
of us can change a light bulb but we can also move a bus and give hope. >> thoughts wow and i'm cry age lot because it's fun hitting as before i said i was still in shock, now it's hitting. >> we were all tied up watching them give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched extreme makeover home edition at home. others came out here to notre dame press for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. we were impressed about program. >> here is the situation. bit of a storm has blown? . >> reporter: it showed what we can do with a stopwatch, with weather against us, we saw tears and rain, hugs and quakes, in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is showing. we couldn't be happier and just so proud and privileged we had the experience we did and we have a house. if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall this show was about you. it gives us hope for a brighter future. girls hope, boy's hope thank you for maybing us feel good about ourselves. >> great show. even the show -- the story doesn't end tonigh
to hit us in two different waves today. expect before it's over-- it's over and done with, three to six inches of rain. >> part of interstate 70 is closed. here's sharon with wjz traffic control. >>> we also have several lanes on the beltway blocked. that's going to be on the west side outer loop, an area of wilkens. we have an area blocking three right lanes. on to the problem on 70, all lanes remain blocked on 70 eastbound. that's between u.s. 29 and the patapsco river bridge. they hope to have did cleared by 8 a.m. traffic is being detoured with a backup to baltimore national pike. watch for an accident on the beltway that one will be on the outer loop at 795. a car spun out there. the second accident involving a police vehicle on the outer loop approaching the jfx on 83. there's an accident there. another one in randalls town at liberty road. one at loch raven and one in anne arundel route 4 at talbot road. flooding at eastern boulevard and martin boulevard. a live look at your drive times and your speeds, down to 21 miles an hour on the west side outer loop, big delay there is. in
are live in baltimore to break down the investigation. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of the nelson building was evacuated. a big portion of the world famous medical center was on locked down until the standoff ended. it ended on the gunman's terms. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway. >> a terrifying situation -- and >> it has now turned into a mysterious murder-suicides situation. we know the mother was suffering from back pain. police say during a conversation with the doctor, he was overcome with emotion. >> my boss told me what happened. there was a man running around with the gun. >> he became so distraught that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor. he barricaded himself in the room where his ill mother was confined to a bed. >> we had all these stairwells covered. >> after three hours, they made themselves into the room and found parties on the grounds. >> he wonders why there -- >> ther
people in maryland are doing to prepare for us. >> rough surf and waves and ocean city are only a preview of what's to come, earl plowing through the caribbean and roaring ahead up the eastern seaboard expected to come close to maryland. >> we're monitoring the situation very closely. we have a heightened awareness, should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation efforts. >> this hurricane is very likely on the current track going to affect the beaches of ocean city and probably cause a lot of erosion and fair amount of damage. >> the governor says he's been in close contact with ocean city's mayor and decision should come by tomorrow on whether the town which will swell for quarter million people will be evacuated. >> we have to be on guard these storms can do a lot of damage. >> in 2003 the powerful his bell left $1 billion in damage in its wake. >> it was terrible. >> darrell lived through it. one of the hardest hit areas for more than 200 homes were destroyed. he is also watching for any potential flooding from earl. >> what's going to happen is going to happen, hopefully we'
of baltimore renowned hospitals. >> karen parks is 2004 tell us the person thattate it was a 14-year-old chhld. >> thaa's right jennifer and -eff. teenager went to johnsshhpkins outpatient center for a routine exam. >> we weee at the hospital.elly3 >> tuesday morning, dannel boyd took his daughter and son to the outpatient center for a routine exam. >> went to the gift shop, and got three little, 15-cent resees cups. >> ate 1 and then another. %-the candy.ide of the top of %-just burrowing in the candy.p. >> father opened up the third piece of candy. this is what he found. >> i always thooght that the hospital was a clean place you could go. you know, and stuff like that >> i got real sick. and i started like haviig diarrhea and throwing up. abdominal pain. >> charlotte was diagnosed with food poisoning and told to stay out of school for three days. gift shhp and spoke with antal employee. >> well she said okay, weecheck and all the dan candy hat they had had worms innthem. >> a spokesperson for opkins released this staaement. johns hopkins medicine has individually foiled wrapped resees pea
candidates are now using the media to get their message across. >> it's very encouraging. we've been making a lot of tough decisions over the last four years to move our state forward. >> reporter: ehrlich says voters are not paying attention to attack ads. >> there's a lot of difference between fees and taxes. >> if it comes out of my pocket it's a tax. >> reporter: maybe we now know why we have such a budget issue -- in annapolis since the governor doesn't understand the difference between the two. >> reporter: but now the governor is the person being attacked. >> martin o' malley, highs taxes, fewer jobs. >> reporter: but o' malley says under him the state is moving in the right direction. >> we can't move back. >> politics is a contact sport. these guys are going to be going after each other tooth and nail over the next months. because it's a robo poll, because it doesn't do the type of screening to ensure representativeness, that it will often if not always favor the republican. now if that's the case with this particular poll, it's even better news for o' malley. >> reporter: o' malle
votes cast early. >> we're working on a cost early voting cost with overtime involved, use of facilities, mailings, printing. >> reporter: the montgomery county had the lowest turn out only 7500 people voted early out of a possible half a million. that's a little more than 1%. the state however is optimistic that as it becomes a regular part of the election process the early turn out will increase substantially. >>> remember abc2news.com has you covered with all the results on our web site today we are asking do you think early voting is worth the cost to you the taxpayer? tell us why or why not. all you have to do is head to abc2news.com to vote. >>> around 80 degrees last couple of hours top of this hour we bumped up to 83 at bwi. warm afternoon beautiful september sunshine what's to complain about right. take a look at some of the number out this this afternoon. 78 downtown, 75 in annapolis right now. we've got 79 in cambridge we actually started off in 40s this morning. sunny and beautiful way across the entire eastern u. s. off to the left of your screen that is our
city. and man wale gale us has more. but first, let's go to adam may. >>> you name it, we have seen it here in ocean city. started rainy. then it was greery. now, it's sunny. big waves making for dangerous water conditions. >>> at the height of the storm, giant waves slammed into the beach. >> waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie. >> reporter: dangerous riptides prompted officials to prohibit swimming for a second day in a row. but some risked it anyway. >> it's crazy. >> one man was even arrested for skinny dipping with hurricane earl. there was no -- there there were no serious rescues at all during the hurricane. and it was almost like a tourist attraction, drawing people to the beach to see waves they've never seen like this in their lifetime. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: the mayor says hurricane earl could have damaged beach front businesses, if not for a million dollars spent every year on beach front projects. they keep the dunes high and the water where it belongs. >> there were a lot of properties on the ocean f
should bring out more good day o come out and vote anddthe polls open at 7:00. >>> that brings us to the are you goiig tt get out and on that at the 7:00 our. you caa go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think. sound ff throogh facebook. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45223, enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. >>> stay tuned for continuing coverage of the election. a politicaa analyst will eigh in all of the keyyraces and give us his picks. that is coming up later this hour. stay with fox 45 news all night. we will be live as the votes are counted and we will stay with you until the key races are decided. you can get all of the lateet innormation on the primaries and the november elections at foxbaltimore.com/vote 2010. >>> the imam hoping to build the mosque at the site of the september 11 attacks in new ork addresses mounting criticism of the plan. he says he is a muslim and a proud american. while many people question the judgment of building a mosquu and cultural center, he believes it could be good for the city ann u.s. if a baltimore
are dealing with a string of similar crimes. >>> good evening everyone thanks for joining us, i'm adam may. that robbery triggered another robbery alert on campus. more than a dozen have been issued by police this year that involve students and robberies. a college park student tackled by four people and robbed of his wallet early sunday morning. he suffered injuries to his face alarming several students that travel on campus. the robbery is more than a dozen involving students this year, at least seven students targeted in just the last week. >> one crime is too many. >> reporter: the new university police chief told wjz he wants increased reporting of off campus crimes hoping that awareness leads to safety. >> there's areas that are highly visited or they are places of gathering for students here. yes i'm going to report what's happening there in the way of crime alerts and the way of advisories to keep our students safe. >> reporter: that means sharing more information so it's eventually passed on to students. >> the students do their best, and police do their best but it's still going
using the back patio of nicole and john armstrong as the back drop. >> how they will deal with the budget challenges next year is going to depend on whether the people making the decisions, jim and jerry or whether they are john boehner. >> reporter: on the senate floor republican leader mcconnell stepped up the rhetorical battle. >> i'm introducing legislation today which ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than they are right now. >> reporter: the president insists letting the cuts on the rich expire will give the government $700 billion to cut the deficit. with tax cuts now a major campaign issue congressional leaders say it's unlikely anything will get done about them on capitol hill until after november. john hendren, abc news, washington. >>> two years after the financial collapse most americans say they are optimistic about the future of their household finances. according to a news survey 81% of responders say they are more responsible with their household money than they were two years ago. many indicated they've changed thei
-old thomas bevan was indicted in january. the alleged victim says he was of used several times in 1976. the archdiocese of baltimore previously removed the priest as pastor of the church of st. patrick. >> a pair of bank robberies are under investigation. the man in this picture rob the bank on beards hill road. they say he handed the teller a note and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. in anne arundel county, police are looking for a man wearing this bright orange vest. he reportedly passed the teller a note, got the cash, and took off. anyone with information is urged to call police. in baltimore city, a forensic expert took the stand in the trial of three men accused of killing ken harris. the expert testified that blood was not found on the mask. it had and said that the mask was warned by one of the killers, and it helped find charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams. testimony will resume on monday. >> the race for the state's delegate seat in anne arundel county has taken a controversial turn. it's all over who can participate in a community parade. >> stepha
on doubt tape used on kristi. >> fiber evidence is what i think is important. >> reporter: there was more, incriminati incriminating pornography found on his computers the pictures he was looking at home was mirroring that he was doing to his victims. >> male dominating the victim. >> reporter: how disappointing was it that it was their own? >> to go to the victims and say it was one of my own that did this to you it's pretty devastating. >> reporter: sergeant jeff pelo went on trial in may 2008 the most damaging testimony came from his victims. >> i do think his biggest mistakes he chose the wrong women to assaults. the women he survived his attacks were willing to stand up and say what happened. >> reporter: after six weeks the jury returned a damning verdict, guilty on 35 counts of rape, kidnapping and stalking. 25 of those countries for the attack on sarah. he was sentenced to 440 years, one of the longest sentences in illinois history. >> i thought it was important to have this -- to have him be accountable. >> reporter: pelo's wife. >> i felt badly for the victims. i really do. but
. it continues to rain out in western maryland. to most important for us is the shower activity coming out from the south. much of central and eastern maryland will get in on some more heavy rain as we head to the overnight hours. there remains a flood watch for our region overnight. >> thank you. when severe weather strikes, our interactive radar is at your fingertips. you can track storms by logging onto wbaltv.com. >> police are investigating if weather played a role in a serious crash on rte. 50 that 34 people from their vehicles. toolbox trucks crashed shortly before 1:03 victims were taken to shock trauma. it's the other was rushed to baltimore washington medical center. >> we are following the race for maryland governor. bob ehrlich is accusing martin o'malley of using a state agency to deceive maryland residents for political purposes. >> he has seat -- he says he has the documents to prove its. >> they are calling for an investigation in what amounts to a cover-up and censorship. >> job loss as a result of hostility and negligence and sometimes inconsistency. >> bob ehrlich considers t
the ten experts. i use that loosely. you can even win a prize. one of the prizes is a trip to hawaii. >> expert. >> yeah, we'll have a lot of fun. >> well, we hope that the weather in ten days is anything like it is now. this weekend will be nice. we didn't get any clouds or wind really unless you were near the shore. ocean city just got a tiny bit of rain. it was more of a wind event and the waves and the surf felt formidable. >> be careful. >> be careful out there. >> and earl is still a tropical storm. it's so far away, it's out of the influence of any u.s. interest. it's in nova scotia now. and we're at 71 degrees and the dew point is low and the humidity is low and we have a nice dry, breezy day. 18 miles per hour winds and 29.70 is the barometer and temperatures ranging from 52 in oakland into the low 70s. we have 72 in easton and 74 at pax river and d.c.. st. mary's county checking in around 72 degrees and 69 in elkton and 64 in cumberland where the winds are coming from the west. the heavier winds are around the metro and heading down on the shore towards easton. the light wi
: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've worked hard years to collect things to send them to my country. >> we went through a situation with the blizzard and. help thenre's no either. >> councilman jim graeme brought over two pickup trucks. she was able to put some items in there for temporary storage. she says that is not good enough. we will see dump trucks if this stuff is not moved. it is impossible to move all of these things. >> keep us posted. >>>
. >> reporter: the police commissioner praised overall response. >> i would give us high marks for how it all perseided. there were missteps and no one caused anyone's safety. >> reporter: hop incans -- hopkins never closed. >> i was happy about the feed back and they were like, oh, my gosh, are you okay and seeing the sniper, i was like, wow, this is intense. >> reporter: the gun was so small, it could fit in the palm of your hand. at johns hopkins, i'm mike hellgren, eyewitness news. >>> and right now, the doctor, who's a father of two is still recovering and expected to survive. >>> stay with wjz-13 for a complete coverage of the shootings remember, wjz-13 is always on. for updates on the investigation and the doctor's condition, go to wjz.com. >>> we have breaking news to tell you about from overnight. several were injured in a four car accident on i-695 near perry parkway. the collision caused a car to flip over and one was hospitalized with nonlife threatening injuries and several were treated on the scene. one tried to flee the accident and he's facing charges. >>> and now on to anothe
and applause ] >> all right! >> man, they're all dressed up for us this morning. >> you guys look absolutely fabulous. i mean, i love the out fits. >> you get the fashion valentino awards there. well, it's fashion week. we're doing great, we're here from the full service plastic surgery center -- >> where are you. >> in towson and you can find us online at our website and give us a call. very good. what's the most popular procedure going now. that you can talk about. >> well, after people have been in the sun, people are getting their skin renewed and repaired and we do skin care and surgery. >> you do it all? >> yes, and this month, we'll be giving a portion of the proceeds to life bridge health walk for our kids. >> that's terrific. >> give yourselves a hand, that's out standing. >> thanks for coming down, ladies. we appreciate it. all right, here they are. [ laughter ] >> slots harry, luther's here, tony, joe, and the coach. >> good morning. >> you doing good? >> yeah, i'm fine. he's doing real good this morning. >> maestro, the music if you police. all right, we like to hear that. >> get
evacuated. >> moments ago, police alerted us that that guy did die from his gunshot wounds. we are hoping to have more information. meanwhile, downtown silver spring, a chaotic mess. in and out of the downtown area here have been closed as police deal with this situation. they're still in the building. checking out any further possible incendiary device. >> it operates cable and satellite net works in the united states including tlc. >>> complete coverage continues with sky eye chopper 13. and captain mike perry live above the scene for us. >> we heard derek say that the suspect had been shot. the police armored personnel was facing the opposite direction a few moments ago. we saw three tactical officers walk into the building. we did not sigh anyone that looked like a civilian or hostage, walk out from this side. and this is the georgia avenue side. it is unclear at this point where police have evacuated those hostages. apparently still an ongoing situation. because whatever the man had strapped to him, they are treating as if it were a potential explosive device. and that is why they ar
joins us with the numbers. >> reporter: next week the baltimore city health department will begin the series of community meetings on avoiding bedbugs. the number of reported cases has multiplied by size since just last year. >> most of us heard that old childhood saying "don't let the bedbugs bite" and fortunately they never did. but that's changing. the blood sucking reddish insects have found more and more homes in baltimore city, 446 to be exact, in 2010. that's up from 83 last year. they leave behind red marks on the skin. to combat the problem the city will hold a series of public meetings starting with the question"what are bedbugs?" >> i don't really know. i guess really freey. >> reporter: they are curious about the creatures after they turned up in a library, they fume gaited all branches in the system after they were tucked inside a book. material from the book drop and carts from the building's circulation room have been locked inside a truck parked outdoors so the sun can bake the bugs. >> immediately bagged up all the materials that were in any proximity to that book
to the highest bidder. it sits along the 400 block of towson, brian cuba joins us to tell us what cally developers are hoping will happen to this big open space. >> the towson commons is a prime piece of realty with a number of different options, while county officials have no way of knowing who will buy it tomorrow, they hope it can become the hot spot it once was. >>> in its day the towson commons bass heralded as part of the rebirth of towson, a destination hot spot in baltimore county seat. this stretch along york road south of the circle is all but empty now, businesses have moved, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. >> the towson commons cries out for much stronger use taking advantage of the new people living here and working downtown. >> reporter: david i a newspapery is the executive director of development in baltimore county. towson, he says, has grown up around the commons with new apt buildings, restaurants, and future construction projects. that growth, i a newspapery says, is what makes the commons so valuable and important. >> baltimore county has n
, september 14 already. i am greta kreuz. >> i am alison starling. glad your joining us on this tuesday. time for traffic and weather. lisa baden is standing by the traffic. we begin with adam caskey. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad. 16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbo
and afghanistan. it's a tactic that out raged republicans. it's a blatant ploy that's used to galvanize the other sigh. >> reporter: democrats were counting on the support of moderate supporters like this senator. she sided with her party on the procedural vote. >> reporter: with the democrats likely to lose seats, this could have been their best shot for a while in overturning don't ask, don't tell. >> reporter: leaders say that the repeal should wait until the study comes out in december. >> i don't know what the impact will be. >> and for this man, change can't come soon enough, he was thrown out of the air force for being gay. >> you look for it and regroup. that's what people will be doing. >> reporter: he hopes that the democrats bring thish issue up again. >>> an estimated 13 to 14,000 service members have been discharged from the military for being guy since the policy took effect in '93. >>> the towson common have been sold for $28 million. it currently houses a movie theater and a sushi restaurant. >>> the 2014 lacrosse championship will be at baltimore. m&t bank stadium will host the c
the sun hasn't left us but the rain has. the lack of rape makes the trees react different than when we have normal rain amounts. >> the trees are gonna start shutting down early, they are gonna start browning up early, and you know, the brilliant, the leafs might even fall early. you might not get the brilliance. >> reporter: jack says it might not be too late. >> it may be time left to turn around some of the moisture. >> so if you dent want to drive all the way out to western maryland to see the colors you can plant a tree in your own back yard. the state would like the help with a $25 coupon. don harrison,. >>> if you want more information you can log onto our web site at abc2news.com. we'll send you to a link "the trees.maryland.gov. >>> and joce is going to be interesting to see how our fall foliage season shapes undertake but we're staying average temperature-wize. today seasonable. take a look. winds have died down some. gusty earlier, gusting 20 to 25, now a steady win the around 6 to 12. not bad. temperatures certainly pretty pleasant out there, talking upper 70s from annapoli
, who advised she had beaten her aunt with a club, the device use of usually used -- device usually used to secure vehicles. >> reporter: according to the charging documents, cecilia was struck in the head multiple times. according to charging documents, she hit her aunt with a club and the woman was lying on the floor in the front room, where they also found the club steering wheel locked with blood on it. simmons was in the dining room. her hands were covered with blood ask blood spatder patterns were on her clothing and skin. police say simmons, whose name was here, told the 911 operator, quote, i hit my aunt and i don't know why. she's being held in custody on murder charges. >>> and as of now, city police have no motive for the beating. back to you. >> thank you very much, pat. >>> a tragic ending to a football viewing party in anne arundel county. county police say a group of friends was watching football at the pier 7 marina in edgewood tonight. after the game, french-year-old jeff rae of -- 47-year-old jeffrey fitzgerald. russian crews later found fitzgerald's body under the pier
struck and killed by a care in belair over the weekend. abc 2 news jeff hager has the story for us about the service ntremont joey ntremont. >> reporter: with some of his football teammates serving a pall bearers, the team led the hearse and hundreds of friends, family members and fellow students from the mount christian church in japa up the hill to his final resting place. impressing in live, joey ntremont joey dntremont's funeral was nothing else. and friends like sam that simmons know why. >> he just loved his family and he's just a family person. he was a friend to everyone. even if you were friends with him or not, you can't help but love joey. >> reporter: it's a sent menlt echo -- sentiment echoed by his coach. >> some of the kids had second doubts about playing, he would encourage them to stick with it. >> reporter: during the funeral service a song joey composed himself brought tears to many. and joey's grandfather, florida minister sherman stevens tried to put his death into perspective. >> there are many things this this world worse than having a son in heaven. >> reporter: w
face of the office, rather than use a spokesperson. he says after some down time, he will wind down his private law practice, look into an audit of the city state's attorney's office, of trying to restore faith people lost in the criminal-justice system. >> despite six days of early voting opportunities, voter turnout in maryland's primary appears to have been the lowest on record. the maryland state board of elections reports of official polling place turned out to be 2.4% during early voting and 21.6% during election day. but very county had the lowest turnout, and garrett county had the highest -- montgomery county had the lowest. what do you think will improve voter turnout, or is it a lost cause? you can leave your comments on our facebook page, and stay in touch with our updates on wbaltv.com. >> officials with the department of defense said a soldier from baltimore has died in iraq. they say he died from a non- combat related incident. >> we have learned more details about the man who opened fire inside hopkins hospital yesterday. paul pardus spent his days transporting disabled
to the u.s. combat in iraq officials today. obama was quick to point out that this was not a victory speech. >> the president's speech from the oval office last about 15 minutes. thousands watch as he made the monumental announcement, including those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the years since the war began. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. >> as the president made the formal announcement, hundreds of hundreds -- hundreds of thousands of homeless and intently, including rosemarie in baltimore. >> i will probably cry tonight. they will be tears of joy and tears of sadness. >> her son was killed october 15, 2005. he had been there for two months when his hummer was hit by an 18-wheeler and exploded. >> i do not want any parent or any family to have to endure the hurt that i have. it is like it happened yesterday. >> the president focused great deal on what still needs to be done in iraq and afghanistan. 50,000 troops will stay in iraq until the end of 2011. >> advising and assisting the iraqi security forces, supporting iraqi troops in counter-terrorism missions. >> rose marie said
us join together to fight for the future of this city. >> big shake up in the city's top prosecutor's office setting aside any challenging of the vote patricia jessamy concedes the race for baltimore city state attorney. i'm christian schaffer. jest jessamy was facing more than 1300 vote deficit after 15 years as city state's attorney. she's ready to move forward. jeff hager has more on her decision. >> at this time i want to thank the citizens of baltimore city for giving me the opportunity to serve. it has been a labor of love. >> reporter: and with that baltimore city state's attorney patricia jessamy announced she had telephoned her opponent gregg bernstein and had conceded the race to retain her office of 15 years. the incumbent says she learned a long time ago to let life's turns make her better, not bitter. and she's now prepared to focus upon her future. >> i am definitely not going quietly into the night. i am a public servant by nature, and there is an initiative that i have been working on that i'm going to volunteer initially my time towards and it is that fifth sunda
of the christian schaffer joins us live from the south baltimore headquarters of democratic incumbent patricia jessamy. christian? >> reporter: that's right. we're at the baltimore rowing club which serves as what she hopes will be her victory party tonight. it's expected to be a close race between her and attorney gregg bernstein. it's the first time she's faced a stiff challenge in her 15-year career. as some of the numbers that rosy was talking about earlier are definitely playing out in precincts in this area. i checked with a few precincts. let me give you the numbers. thomas johnson elementary school, 23rd ward, third precinct, 9.6% as of 4:00 this afternoon. the same building, another precinct, 10.4%. and south side academy in cherry hill, 8%. at arundel elementary school in cherry hill also, 8%. low turnout, they say usually favors an incumbent. we'll have to see if it plays out like this here. we'll watch the numbers as they come in. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> jessamy's opponent is gregg bernstein, a former federal prosecutor. he's attacked jessamy on everything
look encouraging to us. the ones we did early. >>> i'm comfortable that the districts that i represented are going to be supportive of me and what really has been great is the expressions of support i've received countywide. >> reporter: kenkenneth holt will run against the winner. >>> and we'll follow the races statewide tomorrow for you. stay with wjz.com. remember, wjz is always on. for the latest poll results, go to wjz.com. >>> more testimony in the trial following the murder of ken harris. a witness testified she saw a man with a gun wearing that halloween mask found near the crime scene. prosecutors linked one of the three defendant's dna to the mask. >>> the baltimore county police are investigating how a car ended up in a pond. sky chopper 13 was near the seen. the police are trying to found out if anyone was in the car. >>> and several homes and businesses in little italy are without power after the electrical fire. about half of the homes and businesses have had their electricity restored and if the power isn't restored yet, it should be any time now. >>> in sports
his face or use his name. just after 11 this morning, this witness was meeting with a doctor. then this. >> i was up on the eighth floor, and i hear a bang. then i saw a -- either a nurse or a resident female come running around the corner saying he shot the doctor, shot the doctor. so i went down, probably about 10 yards and made a left and there the doctor was on the floor in the hallway. >> reporter: the witness who asked that we not use his name said they searched frantically for a gurney. >> they brought the crash cart over. there were probably about six or seven of us there, and we all picked him up and put him on, and they were all around him. i was kind of outside the loop. the nurse manager came around, and she put a -- put one cart and i put another one in front of the door that he said the suspect was in the room. >> reporter: was the doctor aware of what was happening at the time? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: he was conscious. >> yes. there was very little blood that i saw. it was basically his left chest area, maybe a little bit lower. >> reporter: the witness said t
to the united states. they need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the howls. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. the democrats showed no sign of co-operating on this gop to-do list and the white house said. >> it is the same litany of policies that got us into this. >> into the hardware store, the republican leaders say they are tuned into the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspired than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown strength at the grassroots level and could be the key to retaking power. >>> a woman held in an iranian prison more than 13 months says she hopes to meet with the iranian pet while he is in new york. sarah shourd was taken into custody with two other americans while hiking at the border of iraq/iran last year, she wants them to know she has no animosity. her fiance and their phren friend remain in prison. >>> we're following a developing story that may impact you who tried to use a credit
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